iPhone 5 materials cost $168
Now Apple’s 5 has been measured, weighed and its cost revealed. Techinsights have come up with a preliminary bill of materials and concluded that the iPhone5 cost $168 to build.
Too ‘preliminary’ an estimate?¨Perhaps! We shall know it for sure soon. Still it won’t go too much above $200, even when assembly, R&D and sales/marketing costs are taken into account.
The fact is that iPhone 5 was more expensive to make than 4S.